Thursday, March 31, 2011

Newest Adventure

My new "thing" (I have too many) is couponing. Some people get it, some people don't. I was a non believer until I had no money, nothing in my pantry, and several baby and wedding presents to buy. It started off with just a few coupons, then I found Southern Savers (thanks Whitney for the idea) and off I went. Once I started, I cant imagine shopping any other way. I save so much money, and why pay full price if you dont have too! Now I dont over shop (much) and I am not that person that buys all 100 boxes of pasta, but i do buy a good amount that will last me a while.

On my last adventure I took Sara and she pushed the cart while I shopped and stacked coupons. I did buy her a few thinngs that were on sale with no coupons and some cookies for my students. Everything else had a coupon besides the produce. I learned two things that day, hungry college kids cost you money :), and it was much easier with another person there.  Sara convinced me to take a picture and write a blog post about my savings so here it is! I spent about 100 dollars annd saved over 150. It takes some planning, and you may not get EVERYTHING you need, but if you keep shopping every couple weeks, you won't run out of anything!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Scrap weekend

I was lucky enough to hang out with my fabulous friends this past weekend. My very gracious parents watched my babies so that I could get out of town. Lori, Nicole, Ferra and I went to Lake City Florida to hang out with our scrapbook buddies April and Patty. We always have a good time, but this time we stayed at April's house, and although I didn't get many pages finished, we had a blast! Eventually I will make a post showing HOW to make these pages, but until then here are some of the pages I finished. I am working on a book for Chris and Katelyn so most of these are wedding pictures.

Cutting the cake

Lil Cam. She seems so small! She is growing so fast.
Here is a picture of the mess we make when we scrap!

Nicole, Ferra, and Lori scrapping!
We went to dinner at a great little place called the Blue Roof. The food was delicious and the people that worked there were fun.

Lori, me, Ferra, and Nicole

All the girls! Ferra, Nicole, April, Lori, Patty, and myself
I always have the best time with these girls!

New Camera

These are some new shots using my new camera. I am hoping this will help when I am making the yearbook and just random shots that I need a better camera for. I am selling my old one to help pay for this one! You can tell we(they) sleep a lot!

Manolo desperatley needs a haircut!

I love these pictures, they were the first ones I took with my camera, and the ones that best show what my animals do when I get home :)

Sweet baby